In today’s world, where a man’s aesthetic appearance is significantly more important than in the past decades and being well groomed is expected, suffering from acne outbreaks or the scarring that acne lesions will often leave behind can have an enormous impact on a man’s self-confidence and self-esteem.
Since acne is not a gender-specific condition, men are just as prone to developing it as women. In fact, as we speak there are literally millions of men who suffer from recurring or persistent acne outbreaks.
Regardless of how hard or what treatment solution they try, many of these men cannot find a way to overcome this problem. If this is you, I recommend you read on as in this article you will find the answers to why you haven’t been able to combat your acne outbreaks yet and what can be done to finally end your battle with recurring acne outbreaks.
What About Acne Products?
As you may already know, taking regular trips to the dermatologist or to the pharmacy may not solve your problem in the long run.
Pharmaceutically developed acne treatments or minimally invasive surgery procedures as well as commercially marketed acne treatment products are meant to target and repress the symptoms of acne, such as the redness, the tenderness and the appearance of nodules, cysts or blackheads.
At the same time none of these products or treatments address the actual causes of acne. This is the reason why following successful treatment you may find yourself back in square one again within weeks of becoming acne free.
What’s The Primary Cause of Acne?
You see, in order to have clear and radiant skin, it is also vital that you identify and eliminate the primary cause of acne from the equation, not only the symptoms that are visibly seen on the surface of your skin.
So what causes of acne in men? Acne is in fact a sign that there is a hormonal imbalance within your body and this can be due to several factors, such as a poor diet, a lack of sleep, a lack of exercise or the excessive consumption of alcohol.
Your may have already heard the phrase “your body is your temple” and in order for it to function well, you need to provide it with all the necessary nutrients, rest and exercise it needs. Therefore we can say that the best acne treatment is a healthy lifestyle.
3 Simple Tips
1. Never Disregard the Importance of Eating Well!
Whatever you put into your body will affect it. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and you cannot expect it to look flawless or function well if you don’t provide it with the fuel it needs. A deficient diet can in fact turn your body’s hormone production upside down, which as you know is the primary cause of acne. For busy professionals it is not always easy to eat salads and home cooked meals on a daily basis, but what you can do is simple:
- Get a good nutritional supplement, which contains the recommended amounts of skin friendly nutrients, paying special attention to vitamin A, vitamin C, omega 3 essential fatty acids and zinc.
- Eat 5 portions fruits and vegetables daily, especially citrus fruits as they contain high levels of vitamin C and yellow fruits or vegetables as they are rich in vitamin A.
- Hydrate your body effectively by drinking 6 to 8 glasses of filtered or mineral water a day.
These 3 basic steps are incredibly simple, but sadly they are neglected by many men, despite the fact that following them can achieve dramatic results.
2. Normalize Your Body’s Hormone Production
There are several natural ingredients that can be consumed in order to restore your body’s normal and healthy hormone levels, which will consequently reduce your skin’s sebum production as well as your pore size.
These natural ingredients – which can be taken in supplement forms, can be consumed fresh or as herbal infusions:
- milk thistle
If you are prone to repeated acne breakouts, this is an especially important step.
3. Follow a Sensible Skin Care Routine
Just like you internally take care of your skin by dieting, caring for your skin externally is just as important. A simple, but sensible skin care routine can make all the difference when it comes to the treatment and prevention of acne. The primary objective of your skin care routine should be to always to balance your skin.
Gentle daily exfoliation is especially important to open up your pores and to get rid of the dead skin cells. This step is often overlooked by men, but if you give it a try, you will see the difference it can make. If your skin is sensitive, opt for chemical rather than mechanical exfoliation. When it comes to cleansing, toning and moisturizing, be sure to select productas, which were especially formulated for acne treatment.
There you have it, three simple steps to that your acne symptoms. Have you tried these steps yet? Let us know how well they worked for you.
Andrea S. Klein is the editor of numerous websites that focus on health issues. She has a keen interest in keeping up to date with the latest developments in the health care industry. She is passionate about natural remedies and holistic healing. Her current projects include writing about arthritis, men’s health concerns and the treatment of acne.